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Welcome to the Center for Advanced Learning

Where you can explore new horizons in Health Sciences,

Solve fascinating problems in Computer Information Systems,

and work with exciting equipment in Digital Media and Design.

Learn advanced skills in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing

and from September 2016... CHANGElab@CAL, where you can start your OWN business.

Welcome to the Center for Advanced Learning (CAL), where possibilities for exploration and discovery bring students closer to their life’s work.  Learn about the CAL approach to educating the next generation of leaders and preparing them for rewarding careers.

Students at CAL receive a strong foundation for college, career and life during their Junior and Senior years.

Program Areas at CAL


Computer Information Systems

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Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing

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Digital Media and Design

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Health Sciences

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The Center for Advanced Learning makes it possible for bright, engaged teens to become successful professionals in today’s most innovative industries.  Each CAL student’s education is enriched by college-level coursework, hands-on learning, diverse program offerings, and real-world internships.  All students have the potential to apply what they’ve learned at CAL as they move from high school to professional success.



The people of CAL value all types of thinkers and doers: those who can learn from each other; who enjoy working as teams; who are up to the challenge to ask hard questions.  We challenge one another to explore & grow our knowledge beyond rote and compliant course work.


Our minds are freethinking.  Students come from different high schools, representing diverse neighborhoods and families, so they learn to generate unique ideas from multiple perspectives.


Creating solutions to problems requires collaboration.  We work together to explore new ideas, experiment, and persevere.